Challengers lead after five, still lose

The Challengers lead the Deurne Spartans for five innings, but the Belgians eventually prevail 7-2. Leonel Sosa Marte started the game with an RBI groundout in the first inning. After that the two teams exchanged zeros on the scoreboard inning after the otherfor the next four innings. But then the C’s committed a costly error with two outs, what the Belgians used to score three runs out of nowhere. In the seventh frame the Spartans added four more runs, while the Zurich team only scored one more run thanks to an RBI single from Säntis Zeller, making their second defeat in the tournament a fact. The next opponents are CNTU-OSDYSSOR-Gorn from Ukraine on Wednesday at 1.30 p.m.

All the games from Bratislava will be streamed live on the WBSC Europe YouTube Channel.



  • Monday, June 19, 5 p.m.: Zurich Challengers va. Apollo Bratislava 3-7

  • Tuesday, June 20, 1.30 p.m.: Deurne Spartans vs. Zurich Challengers 7-2

  • Wednesday, June 21, 1.30 p.m.: CNTU-OSDYSSOR-Gorn vs. Zurich Challengers

  • Thursday, June 22, 10 a.m.: Zurich Challengers va. Dornbirn Indians

  • Friday, June 23, 10 a.m.: Rättvik BSK vs. Zurich Challengers

  • Saturday, June 24, 11 a.m.: Final

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